alpar (160) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really nice yellow gueze look, carbonation is minimal but this beer smells sour and there is some oak but not a lot. Really crisp funk in the nose. The taste is clean and sour all the micros have done their jobs well. NG needs to make this and the Kriek again.
dmac (5377) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from theALum, possibly. Poured a hazy brownish amber body with a smaller fizzy white head. Aroma is F-U-N-K-E-Y, vinegar, band-aid, lemon and cherry juice combo. The body is just a touch on the bubbly side from the carbonation with a long lingering sourness and a medium body. Flavor is sour, with slight cherry and a hint of lemon along with lots of funkiness and slight band-aid, wet wood. This is a great beer, get this shit out of retirement!!
pushkinwow (2514) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from a trade (but canít remember who - so thank you). Mostly clear apple juice amber with a white head that fades fairly quickly. Tart, definite funk, tannins, lemon curd. Moderate to high carbonation, quite tart that becomes acidic, very dry on the finish with a nice gueuze mouthfeel. Very tasty offering from NG.
orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I brought this one to our recent gueuze tasting. Served alongside the Kriek.
A - Pours golden straw yellow with a nice one finger tall white head leaving patchy lace down the glass.
S - Smells of light funk and sourness, dash of herbs, green apples, oak and some wet straw. Compared to the others we opened this ones nose wasnít as good.
T - Starts off with bright lactic sourness kick quickly giving way to hints of barnyard funk, green apples, lemon zest, oak and a touch of spice. Not as sour as I was expecting, also a slightly metallic flavor develops as it warms. Finish is pretty dry, lingering on the pallet after the finish.
M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Dry, tart feel that lingers through the finish. Nice and soft at the start growing a bit watered down toward the end of the glass.
O - Second time I have had this one, once fresh and once aged, and I have enjoyed it both times, altho I think I preferred it fresh. The flavors where mild and it was easy to drink. I would recommend it.
pineypower (3034) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared much thanks to Dmac. Pours out a clear golden color with a small head. Aroma is sweet and funky, maybe like funky granny smith apples a little bit of oak and some tangy tartness. Taste is complex, much more tartness comes through in the taste, some funky barnyard notes, light sweet fruits with an underlying tangyness. Tasty.
drfabulous (6317) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml thanks to ogglethorp. Nice aroma of peach and tart. Taste is green apple and peach. Nice subtle sour tart taste there as well. Apple a bit intense as well.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: A not-so-sour golden sour ale with a strong cider/apple-juice flavor. Just decent.
How: Bottle 500ml. Consumed almost exactly one year after the beer release. Bottle sent to me by justn, thanks a lot Justin
The look: Clear golden body topped by a quickly dissipating beige head
In long: Nose is fresh cereals, cider, some barnyard funk with a hint of acidity/sourness. Really smells like some kind of funky green apples cider. Taste has a lot of fresh cereals, lemon, wet wood, green and red apples, iced-tea, peaches, vanilla extract. Mild tartness, mild sourness, medium acidity. Soft carbonation with an oily body, rather boring mouthfeel actually. There was a few things I liked about this beer but the lame cider flavor (borderline apple-juice) was too dominant in this beer for me to find it more than just mildly enjoyable. Pretty sad to see a fake lambic like this getting rated as high as a real lambic. When I see people drinking and American Gueuze I assume it is because nobody told them about Belgium lambics, and they are probably the same ignorant people who wear sleep masks because nobody told them humans are born with eyelids.
joshmcg000 (388) - Iowa, USA - JAN 18, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a pale gold with slight white head. Aroma is sour yeast, candy. Taste is very sour the most sour lambic Iíve had. sweet fruity, and some candy flavors..This is one of my favorite lambics.
boFNjackson (4199) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle... Poured a clear, pale, golden/yellow with a fizzy, white head. Not totally funky for me but rather sharp acidity and sourness. Quite nice with a light palate, light fruits, white grapes, hints of oak and yeast spices. Hard candy sweetness with a touch of malt. Paired excellent with the salty crackers and fatty cheeses war were having. Lemon, citrus, sour apple, and a cutting acidic tartness in the finish.
notalush (5707) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge thanks to adneilsen for sharing this - hazy gold - short-lived head - lovely nose of oak, vanilla, apricot, pineapple, apple, light muskiness - moderately acidic, with a decent mix of acetic and lactic character - a bit of vanilla and oak - finish of apricot and moderate ace to notes - good, but falls short of what the aroma promises.